By: Vijay Rai
The Universe is an enormous place. It consists of clusters of galaxies, and in them are stars, solar systems and even the planets. Only 4% of the Universe is ordinary matter (humans, planets and the stars). Some of it (22%) is an unidentified substance known...
A look at what water on Mars means to astronomers
By: Vicky Ann Smith
The fourth planet in the Solar System, Mars, the red Planet is the closest example to the Earth that we have so far discovered. Its ice caps are similar to ours and prove the presence of water on the ground, this opened up countless possibilities...
By: Bruce Tyson
Once the sole pioneers in space, the United States space agency (NASA) now readies to mothball its manned space vehicles with just two flights remaining in the Space Shuttle program. The agency will now abandon its mission in space for one of Muslim outreach on...
Galaxies: Types and classifications
By: Vicky Ann Smith
A galaxy is a collection of stars held together by their own gravity and dark matter; we live in the Milky Way galaxy, a spiral disk in space coiling it’s arms outwards. Between 10-14 billion years old, we are believed to be one of...
By: Jason Westley
The constellation of Orion is one of the most striking patterns of stars in the night sky. It is visible from both the northern and southern hemispheres, and there are few civilizations who haven’t recognised the seven primary stars as a coherent group. At...
By: Dean Traylor
A Russian scientist who was quoted in a news article claiming to have predicted the exact date an asteroid will impact Earth is now stating that he was misquoted by the news organization that filed the story. The story titled “Russian astronomers predict Apophis-Earth...
By: Kyriakos Anastasiadis
The Apollo program led to the greatest achievement of mankind to date. To visit another world and return back safely home. It was an unprecedented endeavor that besides its historical significance offered great technological innovations, inspiration, and vision. Most of all, the program proved that...
Could there be life on other planets?
By: Darren Bobella
Could there be life on other planets? I imagine that somewhere in the universe a sentient being is asking that same question, perhaps even writing about it in some manner. It is almost impossible to think about life on another planet without the bias we...
By: Terrence Aym
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, a high-tech EU company named Astrium plans to partner with the American firm Alliant Techsystems to develop a new "low-cost" rocket booster that could launch future space tourists into orbit. Astrium is the primary aerospace...
Why does the Earth have seasons?
By: Effie Moore Salem
The earth is not stationary, It slowly revolves on its axis around the sun. The part of the earth nearest to the sun gets the fullest benefits of the heat from the sun and thus summer happens. Fall or autumn happens when the earth is...

 

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